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CROWNING THE KEMBERS CARSTAR recognized its top franchise partners during its annual conference in July, where the title of 2022 Franchisee of the Year was given to CARSTAR Centennial Auto Group, led by Ezra, David and Robert Kember. “The Kembers are a proud CARSTAR family with deep roots in their community,” wrote CARSTAR in its […]

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EASTERN HOSPITALITY Car sharing platform Turo is now available in Newfoundland and Labrador and P.E.I., the car-sharing company announced in late April. The company, which operates services like Airbnb but for vehicle owners, launched in Nova Scotia in 2019. Soon after, the company began exploring ways to expand its services to the rest of Canada, […]

PROCOLOR COLLISION WELCOMES ITS FIRST-EVER LOCATION IN ATLANTIC REGION

ProColor Collision, one of the fastest growing names in collision repair, has spread eastwards, welcoming its first-ever location in the Atlantic region recently. ProColor Collision Charlottetown brings advanced collision repair services to Prince Edward Island and is the first of many ProColor locations that Fix Network has planned in the Atlantic region. Over the past […]

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IN THE RIGHT HANDS New legislation in Nova Scotia will prohibit the sale of marked police vehicles and restrict the possession of police vehicle decals and police vehicle equipment to authorized individuals. The Police Identity Management Act will come into effect May 12, 2022. The legislation will restrict possession of police items to only those […]

This is Fine: Flaming ship capsizes with 4,000 cars aboard

Azores, Portugal — A ship bound for the United States with over 4,000 European cars has sunk on Mar. 1, after catching fire two weeks ago. After the Felicity Ace caught fire on Feb. 15, the 22-member crew were evacuated by the Portuguese Navy. Due to the electric car batteries onboard, only specialized firefighting tools […]

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NEO SCOTIA Nova Scotia’s population passed the one-million-mark in December and the province is riding a high, with the government announcing a plan to double the population by 2060 through a skilled trades recruitment campaign. “Nova Scotia is no longer a ‘best-kept secret’—people are realizing this is one of the best places on earth to […]

Blown Away: Ontario’s Dec. windstorm damage more than $150 million, IBC says

Toronto, Ontario — Numbers have started rolling in tallying up the destruction caused by the windstorm that blew through Quebec and eastern Ontario in December with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reporting more than $152 million in insured damage. The IBC broke down the damage regionally, reporting more than $100 million in Ontario, more […]

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE A Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, collision centre banded together to give a very special gift to a co-worker. When the team at CSN Precision Collision Automotive heard that their 18-year-old co-worker Logan LeDrew was due to get his driver’s license, the staff all pitched in to fix up one of the shop’s […]

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FRESH COAT OF PAINT What’s that song you’ve got stuck in your head? Oh, might it be CSN Collision Clinic’s newly revitalized jingle, featuring Newfoundland’s own Evelyn Jess. CSN Collision Clinic ran a contest this summer to find the best rendition of the brand’s famous jingle, in exchange for an artist development grant from the […]

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BESPOKE’S BUILDS  A Nova Scotia company was founded on a passion for bringing the old back on the road in style. Donald Clarke and Jamie MacGillivray were neighbours in New Glasgow, N.S., before deciding to turn their love of Toyota Land Cruisers into luxury car mechanical shop Bespoke Motor Company. This retromod-centred auto repair shop […]